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2WD Crew Cab 147" Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Custom 16 21 $36,423 $38,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" High Country 17 23 $50,249 $53,400
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" LT 20 23 $39,522 $42,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" LTZ 17 23 $46,203 $49,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" RST 20 23 $40,651 $43,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Work Truck 16 21 $33,538 $34,900
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" LT 20 23 $39,804 $42,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" Work Truck 16 21 $33,827 $35,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Custom 16 21 $34,140 $35,900
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" LT 20 23 $37,263 $39,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Work Truck 16 21 $31,232 $32,500
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140" Work Truck 16 21 $27,484 $28,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Custom 15 20 $39,561 $41,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $41,083 $43,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" High Country 16 22 $53,542 $56,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LT 19 22 $42,627 $45,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LT Trail Boss 16 21 $47,614 $50,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LTZ 16 22 $49,308 $52,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" RST 19 22 $43,756 $46,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Work Truck 15 20 $36,710 $38,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Custom 15 20 $39,846 $41,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $41,368 $43,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" High Country 16 22 $53,825 $57,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LT 19 22 $42,909 $45,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LT Trail Boss 16 21 $47,896 $50,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LTZ 16 22 $49,590 $52,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" RST 19 22 $44,038 $46,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Work Truck 15 20 $36,998 $38,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Custom 15 20 $37,279 $39,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $38,800 $40,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" LT 19 22 $40,368 $42,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" RST 19 22 $41,309 $43,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Work Truck 15 20 $34,403 $35,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140" Work Truck 15 20 $31,905 $33,200
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1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tundra 2WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $45,227 $48,895
Tundra 2WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $40,936 $44,255
Tundra 2WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $39,211 $42,390
Tundra 2WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $45,227 $48,895
Tundra 2WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $31,150 $33,675
Tundra 2WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $31,454 $34,005
Tundra 2WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $35,123 $37,970
Tundra 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $32,713 $35,365
Tundra 2WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $33,017 $35,695
Tundra 4WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $48,049 $51,945
Tundra 4WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $43,758 $47,305
Tundra 4WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $42,032 $45,440
Tundra 4WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $48,049 $51,945
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $33,971 $36,725
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $34,276 $37,055
Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $37,943 $41,020
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $35,533 $38,415
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $35,839 $38,745
Tundra 4WD TRD Pro CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $49,072 $53,050
Tundra 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $45,117 $48,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,423
$45,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$48,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$815 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevy Silverado offers ample power, cargo volume, and towing capacity, but it lags rivals in safety ratings and interior refinement. The 2021 Toyota Tundra leans hard into its brand name and its reputation for durability.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg -
Highway
21 mpg -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
43.4 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
43.03 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
60.24 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.02 65.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.12 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.16 65.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.53 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
61.18 62.6
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 27
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.24 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
231.7 228.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.89 10.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.49 75.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 47.9
Wheelbase (in)
147.43 145.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.89 10.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.92 66.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
71.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.4 22.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
62.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.63 50
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 1.18 13.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.79 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 38
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.9 44
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
275/60R20 P275/55HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAB NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
275/60R20 P275/55HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
255/80R17SL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QAB NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QAQ NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
760 940
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1900 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9700 9400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2713 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 4150
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12800 16000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1889 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3900
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8" Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20" x 9" 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20" x 9" 20 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 710
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 710
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - Regular Duty
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LV3 NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 5.7 L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 381 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.33
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.96
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Summary
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup CrewMax
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 4.30
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
50.0 -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 4.30
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
50.0 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Frame
Frame Type
Box Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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